We use cookies to show content based on your preferences. If you continue to browse you accept their use and installation. More information. >

FMF - Friends of Minerals Forum, discussion and message board
The place to share your mineralogical experiences

FMF English Forum is moderated by John S. White and Peter Megaw
 

Spanish message board






Newest topics and users posts
25 May-20:07:08 The mizunaka collection - quartz with fluorite (Am Mizunaka)
25 May-15:33:49 Re: i am curious to know what camera you are using... (Texasdigger)
25 May-13:33:16 Re: quartz inclusions (Cascaillou)
25 May-11:30:22 Re: collection of manuel mesa (Manuel Mesa)
25 May-05:01:40 Re: [not very] desperate to find out what this is (James)
25 May-03:23:43 Re: desperate to find out what this is (Matt_zukowski)
25 May-03:10:56 Re: hallelujah junction, near reno, nevada. Spann adventure (Pierre Joubert)
24 May-22:48:35 The mizunaka collection - hackmanite (Am Mizunaka)
24 May-20:34:31 Re: a mineralogical trip through the regions of the uk - england / county durham (Jesse Fisher)
24 May-17:37:11 Re: desperate to find out what this is (Bob Carnein)
24 May-16:26:59 Re: a mineralogical trip through the regions of the uk - england / county durham (Colin Robinson)
24 May-16:08:37 Re: a mineralogical trip through the regions of the uk - england / cumbria (Colin Robinson)
24 May-16:04:01 Re: a mineralogical trip through the regions of the uk - england / cumbria (Colin Robinson)
24 May-15:57:35 Re: a mineralogical trip through the regions of the uk - england / cumbria (Colin Robinson)
24 May-15:48:55 Re: a mineralogical trip through the regions of the uk - england / cumbria (Colin Robinson)
24 May-10:23:15 Re: collection of michael shaw - viburnum trend (Crosstimber)
24 May-09:33:39 Re: collection of manuel mesa (Manuel Mesa)
24 May-09:23:17 Re: desperate to find out what this is (Bob Harman)
24 May-08:13:10 Re: desperate to find out what this is (Ifoundsomething)
24 May-08:11:29 Re: desperate to find out what this is (Ifoundsomething)
24 May-08:10:06 Re: desperate to find out what this is (Ifoundsomething)
24 May-08:09:52 Re: desperate to find out what this is (Riccardo Modanesi)
24 May-08:07:55 Re: desperate to find out what this is (Ifoundsomething)
24 May-08:02:17 Re: desperate to find out what this is (Alfredo)
24 May-06:45:14 Re: desperate to find out what this is (Bob Harman)

For lists of newest topics and postings click here


RSS RSS

View unanswered posts

Why and how to register

Index Index
 FAQFAQ RegisterRegister  Log inLog in
 {Forgotten your password?}Forgotten your password?  

Like
28059


The time now is May 25, 2017 20:43

Search for a textSearch for a text   

A general guide for using the Forum with some rules and tips
Collection of Carles Millan
  Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42  Next
  Index -> Collection photos and Collector's page
Like
395


View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message

Carles Millan
Site Admin



Joined: 05 May 2007
Posts: 1228
Location: Catalonia


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Aug 22, 2009 08:25    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Cinnabar, dolomite

Twinned dark red cinnabar crystal on dolomite. Overall specimen size: 62 mm x 50 mm. Cinnabar crystal: 18 mm wide, 20 mm tall. Weight: 133 g. It happened to be repaired long after purchase from an unidentified Chinese vendor at 2004 Munich show, but not forged as reported at http://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=11026#11026

Yanwuping Mine, Wanshan, Tongren, Guizhou, China.

This specimen is no longer in my collection.

Photos copyright © Carles Millan. Reproduction allowed as long as the author's name is cited. Creative Commons Attribution License - Some Rights Reserved.

My Personal Site


2457M-cinnabar.jpg
 Description:
Cinnabar, dolomite
Yanwuping Mine, Wanshan, Tongren, Guizhou, China
62 mm x 50 mm
 Viewed:  21220 Time(s)

2457M-cinnabar.jpg



2457M-cinnabar1.jpg
 Description:
Cinnabar, dolomite
Yanwuping Mine, Wanshan, Tongren, Guizhou, China
62 mm x 50 mm
 Viewed:  21204 Time(s)

2457M-cinnabar1.jpg



2457M-cinnabar2.jpg
 Description:
Cinnabar, dolomite
Yanwuping Mine, Wanshan, Tongren, Guizhou, China
62 mm x 50 mm
 Viewed:  21192 Time(s)

2457M-cinnabar2.jpg


Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

Carles Millan
Site Admin



Joined: 05 May 2007
Posts: 1228
Location: Catalonia


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Aug 22, 2009 15:52    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Cerussite

Group of transparent to translucent light gray cerussite crystals, showing a pyramidal habit, set on a black complex matrix. Overall size: 43 mm x 33 mm. Longest crystal edge: 26 mm. Weight: 94 g. Purchased in 1972 from Joan Montal for 4.03€.

Mibladene, Upper Moulouya lead district, Midelt, Khénifra Province, Meknès-Tafilalet Region, Morocco.

This specimen is no longer part of my collection.

Photos copyright © Carles Millan. Reproduction allowed as long as the author's name is cited and the image not modified. Creative Commons Attribution License - Some Rights Reserved.



5518M-cerussite.jpg
 Description:
Cerussite
Mibladene, Upper Moulouya lead district, Midelt, Khénifra Province, Meknès-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
43 mm x 33 mm
 Viewed:  21179 Time(s)

5518M-cerussite.jpg



5518M-cerussite1.jpg
 Description:
Cerussite
Mibladene, Upper Moulouya lead district, Midelt, Khénifra Province, Meknès-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
43 mm x 33 mm
 Viewed:  21168 Time(s)

5518M-cerussite1.jpg


Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

shansen




Joined: 30 Jun 2009
Posts: 16
Location: california

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Aug 22, 2009 19:17    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Is the matrix also silver. Another words, if you sanded down the black portion of the rock, would it show silver underneath?
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

Carles Millan
Site Admin



Joined: 05 May 2007
Posts: 1228
Location: Catalonia


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Aug 23, 2009 03:46    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

To Shansen

Hi!

>Is the matrix also silver. Another words, if you sanded down the black portion of the rock, would it show silver underneath?

The matrix is not interesting at all. I don't think there is silver inside. It's rather a complex mix with very small cerussite crystals and dusty galena plus, perhaps, some iron oxides and other hard to identify materials. The only valuable portion of the specimen, if any, are the cerussite crystals.

_________________
Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That's why it's called the present.
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

Carles Millan
Site Admin



Joined: 05 May 2007
Posts: 1228
Location: Catalonia


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Aug 23, 2009 14:18    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Sphalerite, quartz

Black complex sphalerite crystals up to 20 mm x 30 mm set on a matrix of transparent colorless quartz crystals. Overall size: 70 mm x 70 mm x 40 mm. Longest sphalerite edge: 25 mm. Major quartz crystal: 35 mm long. Weight: 141 g.

Alimon Mine (Animon Mine), Huaron Mining District, San Jose de Huayllay District, Cerro de Pasco, Daniel Alcides Carrión Province, Pasco Department, Peru.

This specimen is no longer part of my collection.

Photos copyright © Carles Millan. Reproduction allowed as long as the author's name is cited. Creative Commons Attribution License - Some Rights Reserved.



2266M-sphalerite2.jpg
 Description:
Sphalerite, quartz
Alimon Mine (Animon Mine), Huaron Mining District, San Jose de Huayllay District, Cerro de Pasco, Daniel Alcides Carrión Province, Pasco Department, Peru
70 mm x 70 mm x 40 mm
 Viewed:  21014 Time(s)

2266M-sphalerite2.jpg



2266M-sphalerite1.jpg
 Description:
Sphalerite, quartz
Alimon Mine (Animon Mine), Huaron Mining District, San Jose de Huayllay District, Cerro de Pasco, Daniel Alcides Carrión Province, Pasco Department, Peru
70 mm x 70 mm x 40 mm
 Viewed:  21026 Time(s)

2266M-sphalerite1.jpg


Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

Carles Millan
Site Admin



Joined: 05 May 2007
Posts: 1228
Location: Catalonia


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Aug 26, 2009 12:35    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Cinnabar, dolomite

Red to dark red cinnabar crystals showing a hexagonal prism habit set upon a matrix of crystallized dolomite. The cinnabar crystals on the specimen central area are undamaged. Overall size: 78 mm x 54 mm. Cinnabar main prism: 7.5 mm tall. Weight: 290 g.

Wanshan, Tongren, Guizhou, China.

Photos copyright © Carles Millan. Reproduction allowed as long as the author's name is cited and the image not modified. Creative Commons Attribution Licence - Some Rights Reserved.

My Personal Site


2455M-cinnabar.jpg
 Description:
Cinnabar, dolomite
Wanshan, Tongren, Guizhou, China
78 mm x 54 mm
 Viewed:  20482 Time(s)

2455M-cinnabar.jpg



2455M-cinnabar1.jpg
 Description:
Cinnabar, dolomite
Wanshan, Tongren, Guizhou, China
78 mm x 54 mm
 Viewed:  20461 Time(s)

2455M-cinnabar1.jpg



2455C-cinnabar.jpg
 Description:
Cinnabar, dolomite
Wanshan, Tongren, Guizhou, China
78 mm x 54 mm

Close up view
 Viewed:  20478 Time(s)

2455C-cinnabar.jpg


Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

Carles Millan
Site Admin



Joined: 05 May 2007
Posts: 1228
Location: Catalonia


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Aug 28, 2009 10:41    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Almandine

Rhombododecahedral {110} almandine crystals on micacite. Overall size: 138 mm x 114 mm. Main crystal size: 29 mm across. Weight: 673 g. Undamaged. Purchased in 1987 at Sant Celoni fair, not far from Barcelona. The dealer said back then the specimen had been acquired at the Torino show. I suspect the crystal faces might have been somewhat polished or treated since they are too neat and smooth.

Bozen, Süd Tirol.

Photos copyright © Carles Millan. Reproduction allowed as long as the author's name is cited and the image not modified. Creative Commons Attribution Licence - Some Rights Reserved.



8108M-almandine.jpg
 Description:
Almandine
Bozen, Süd Tirol
138 mm x 114 mm
 Viewed:  20032 Time(s)

8108M-almandine.jpg


Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

Tracy




Joined: 15 Sep 2006
Posts: 537
Location: Toronto


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Aug 28, 2009 11:02    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Hi Carles - didn't you say that the last specimens you wanted to post were the hardest ones to photograph? The pics are all superb, I wish that I had half the photo skills as you!

- Tracy

_________________
"Wisdom begins in wonder" - Socrates
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

Carles Millan
Site Admin



Joined: 05 May 2007
Posts: 1228
Location: Catalonia


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Aug 28, 2009 15:02    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Hi Tracy!

Don't even think I get a photo in just a minute. Sometimes it takes me near two hours of hard work to have a decent picture ready to post. I have no or little experience in photography and, in addition, I own a simple and outdated camera whose current value is much less than $99. I usually take between 15 and 25 shots of a single specimen, often in different positions, and then I spend a rather long time choosing the best, a task very slow and difficult, because all the photos seem almost equal. The final step is fixing it by software, not to make it appear better than actually is, but just to make it the closest possible to the real thing.

That is the whole story.

Thanks once again for your comments,

_________________
Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That's why it's called the present.
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

Jon Mommers




Joined: 07 Jun 2008
Posts: 68
Location: Melbourne. Victoria


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Aug 28, 2009 18:28    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Carles,

you are too modest, I think you take brilliant mineral photos, the time and effort you put into capturing each mineral specimens character and presence in a single photo is truly reflected in the results that you achieve. Congratulations.

jon
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

Carles Millan
Site Admin



Joined: 05 May 2007
Posts: 1228
Location: Catalonia


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Aug 30, 2009 04:18    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Jon,

Many thanks for your kind words. But I do think I don't deserve them.

_________________
Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That's why it's called the present.
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

Tobi




Joined: 07 Apr 2009
Posts: 2383
Location: Good Old Germany


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Aug 30, 2009 05:37    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Carles, why not? Jon is absolutely right: It is great to see how much effort and enthusiasm you put in photographing and presenting your great collection. So don't be too modest!
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

Carles Millan
Site Admin



Joined: 05 May 2007
Posts: 1228
Location: Catalonia


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Aug 30, 2009 09:47    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Hi Tobias:

I thank you too for your kind comments.

_________________
Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That's why it's called the present.
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

Carles Millan
Site Admin



Joined: 05 May 2007
Posts: 1228
Location: Catalonia


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Aug 30, 2009 15:26    Post subject: Collection of Carles Millan  

Calcite, galena

Pale yellow prismatic translucent undamaged scalenohedral crystals of calcite to 40 mm in length on a breccia matrix with lustrous cubic crystals of galena to 20 mm on edge. Overall size: 115 mm x 69 mm x 47 mm. Weight: 221 g.

Sweetwater Mine (Milliken Mine), Ellington, Viburnum Trend District, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA.

This specimen is no longer in my collection.

Photos copyright © Carles Millan. Reproduction allowed as long as the author's name is cited and the image not modified. Creative Commons Attribution Licence - Some Rights Reserved.

My FMF Gallery - My Mindat Gallery


5469M-calcite4.jpg
 Description:
Calcite, galena
Sweetwater Mine (Milliken Mine), Ellington, Viburnum Trend District, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA
115 mm x 69 mm x 47 mm
 Viewed:  18592 Time(s)

5469M-calcite4.jpg



5469M-calcite5.jpg
 Description:
Calcite, galena
Sweetwater Mine (Milliken Mine), Ellington, Viburnum Trend District, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA
115 mm x 69 mm x 47 mm
 Viewed:  18612 Time(s)

5469M-calcite5.jpg



5469M-calcite6.jpg
 Description:
Calcite, galena
Sweetwater Mine (Milliken Mine), Ellington, Viburnum Trend District, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA
115 mm x 69 mm x 47 mm
 Viewed:  18588 Time(s)

5469M-calcite6.jpg


Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

Carles Millan
Site Admin



Joined: 05 May 2007
Posts: 1228
Location: Catalonia


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Aug 30, 2009 16:42    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

For cataloging your collection

This is not the right place, but I'd like to make you aware that I'm offering, for free, a complete and useful computer program for cataloging your mineral collection. It's the tool that I myself have been happily using since year 2003.

You can get more info at http://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=6910#6910



EditScr.jpg
 Description:
_For cataloging your collection. Edit form capture
 Viewed:  18578 Time(s)

EditScr.jpg


Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

John S. White
Site Admin



Joined: 04 Sep 2006
Posts: 1177
Location: Stewartstown, Pennsylvania, USA


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Sep 06, 2009 05:30    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Carles:

In a July 10 post to Jon Mommers, you suggest using two or three fluorescent lamps for lighting specimens for photography. What type of fluorescent lamp are you talking about and can you post a photo of one?

_________________
John S. White
aka Rondinaire
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

Carles Millan
Site Admin



Joined: 05 May 2007
Posts: 1228
Location: Catalonia


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Sep 06, 2009 08:01    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Hi John!

They're three low energy 27 W light bulbs. Some people name them 'compact fluorescent lights' as well. I'll try to take a photo for you to see, later today or perhaps tomorrow. But I'm not an expert in photography, I'm still learning, so I'm sure other forum members can give a much better advice. There is even a specific thread in the forum to discuss minerals photography.

_________________
Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That's why it's called the present.
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

John S. White
Site Admin



Joined: 04 Sep 2006
Posts: 1177
Location: Stewartstown, Pennsylvania, USA


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Sep 06, 2009 09:12    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Thank you Carles, if they are compact fluorescent bulbs, then they are probably those coiled bulbs with a helical shape, so there is no need for a photo.
_________________
John S. White
aka Rondinaire
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

Carles Millan
Site Admin



Joined: 05 May 2007
Posts: 1228
Location: Catalonia


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Sep 06, 2009 09:27    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

John,

Here are the pictures you asked for.

But make no mistake. I don't mean, in any way, it's the best bulb to shot minerals. It's just the one I'm using to take my photos.



bulb1.jpg
 Description:
_Bulb
 Viewed:  18095 Time(s)

bulb1.jpg



bulb2.jpg
 Description:
_Bulb
 Viewed:  18082 Time(s)

bulb2.jpg


Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

John S. White
Site Admin



Joined: 04 Sep 2006
Posts: 1177
Location: Stewartstown, Pennsylvania, USA


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Sep 07, 2009 04:57    Post subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan  

Thank you Carles. If I can obtain the same results that you can then I would be very pleased. I am reluctant, however, to use a tool like photoshop to enhance the photos.
_________________
John S. White
aka Rondinaire
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   
Display posts from previous:   
   Index -> Collection photos and Collector's page   All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Page 13 of 42
  Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42  Next  

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


All pictures, text, design © Forum FMF 2006-2017


Powered by FMF